Join me for World Collage Day on Saturday, May 11, to honor this community of artists and to remind the world what a spirit of cooperation, mutual support, and creativity can look like when people come together as a community.
SAVE THE DATE: 5/11 @ 1-5pm
LOCATION: Garden Level Gallery 315 3rd Street, Jersey City NJ
This body of work is a collection of one sided conversations. As a woman, I find it is often easier to make my way in the world by keeping my mouth shut. To simply grin and bare it when haters, well meaning friends or co-workers say or do something incorrect or insensitive.
As a child, my father would say to me, â€œBetter to be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubtâ€. So in keeping my mouth shut, I learned, to be seen, and selectively heard.
With ‘Big Mouth’, I am all of it. The sass, the crass, the erudite and more than that, aware. Aware of the language used to quiet me down. To remind me of what is and most importantly, what isn’t being said.
Late Summer I started working on an edition of linocut mixed media self portrait collaged prints on paper. I used the fine print from my Tysabri infusion and boarding passes from my travels this year to mark the passage of time.
All works are 7″x5″ in a 10″x8″ mat ready to be framed.Â These works are priced to move on my Shopify store at $75 each. A steal for an original piece of art, if you ask me. So if you have been meaning to get little something for yourself click here.
Hamilco white card stock, Speedball block printing ink, Golden fluid acrylic, Sharpie, paper boarding passes, Mulberry paper, construction paper flower, glitter glue, glitter and sparkle.
Selfie Replicant represents who IÂ would be if I was a replicant in Ridley Scottâ€™s 1982 cult classic, Blade Runner. Capturing the feel of the film it shows how my personality would emerge in the futuristic 2049 dystopia. Representing myself as one of the bioengineered androids found in the film I am revealing a hidden strength brought on by personal struggles within my own life. This selfie captures a side of me that is as potentially vindictive and powerful as it is dark and mysterious.
When a colleague told me I am “pretty stupid for a smart person,” this series of work was my response.
I canâ€™t spell and sometimes words get lost in my mouth but that doesnâ€™t mean I am stupid. My brain processes information visually and sonically, letters and numbers are interchangeable. I think different, that is my super power.